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John Heard, best known as the Dad from Home Alone, has died at 71

The veteran actor will be best remembered for his role as Peter McAllister.


JOHN HEARD, A veteran actor best known for playing Macauley Culkin’s father in the 1990s classic Home Alone, has passed away.

He was 71.

TMZ reports that the actor was found dead in a hotel room in Palo Alto, California, where he had been recovering from minor back surgery. While the cause of death remains unclear, police do not suspect foul play.

Heard was undoubtedly best known for playing Peter McAllister in the Home Alone series, but he also had supporting roles in films like Big, Beaches, The Rambling Rose, Awakenings and The Pelican Brief.

Additionally he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Detective Vin Makazian in The Sopranos.

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The actor is survived by three children, including a son with Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo.

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